Swimming Lessons

Non-members, please call (406) 586-2817 or email swim@ridgeathletic.com to register.

Members can register online.

we accommodate all levels of swimmers based on ability, rather than age.

BY DOING SO, WE ARE ABLE TO FIT EACH CHILD IN THE BEST POSSIBLE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT SO THEY FEEL SAFE AND SUCCESSFUL. WITH ONLY 5 STUDENTS PER GROUP, YOUR SWIMMER WILL GET PERSONALIZED ATTENTION WITH OUR HIGHLY QUALIFIED INSTRUCTORS. READ THE CLASS DESCRIPTIONS BELOW TO FIND THE RIGHT FIT FOR YOUR CHILD.

Private Lessons

Private LessonS

30 Minutes: $35 Members | $40 Guests
45 Minutes: $50 Members | $55 Guests
Six 30 Minute Lessons: $165 Members | $180 Guests
Eight 30 Minute Lessons: $212 Members | $230 Guests
Four 45 Minute Lessons: $165 Members | $180 Guests

SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS

1-5 30 Minute Lessons: $22.50 Members | $27.50 Guests
6+ 30 Minute Lessons: $20 Members | $24.75 Guests
45 Minute Semi-Private Lesson: $30 Members | $40 Guests

Semi-Private Lessons are per person, per lesson

SEMI-PRIVATE LESSON PACKAGES AVAILABLE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR AQUATICS DIRECTOR AT (406) 586-1737 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Parent-Tot

Standard ages: 6 Mos-2 Yrs

For infants and toddlers who need a parent in the water with them. Our instructor will coach parents on how to introduce your child to the water with some water games.

Classes

Need Help Deciding? See our Swim level flow chart!

CLAMDIGGERS

Standard ages 2.5-5 or kids 6 and below who have never had swim lessons, or who have limited experiences in the pool

This class is for children with limited or no previous swim experience. Children will learn basic water and safety skills through games, songs, and fun! The class goal is to become comfortable in the water.

What will they do in class?
Kids will play games and do activities aimed at helping them become more comfortable in the water as well as working on basic swimming skills.

A successful Clamdigger will be able to do the following:
Blow bubbles from their mouth and or nose
A front float with instructor assistance
A back float with instructor assistance
Kick their feet while sitting on the stairs

TURTLES

Standard ages 3-6 who have had some experience with the water, and those who can complete all Clamdigger skills

This class is for children who are able to attempt floating on front and back with assistance, or who have been through our beginner swim class. Our goal is to learn proper breath control, float using a barbell or similar flotation tool, jump in the water, and be able to fully submerge head comfortably. 

What will they do in class?
Turtles will improve upon skills from the Clamdigger level and will venture deeper into the pool to learn to move themselves using a kick.  Turtles will also practice some skills in the deep end of the pool, and learn more independence while swimming.

A successful Turtle will be able to do the following:
Perform a front float while blowing bubbles, with instructor help
Perform a back float while holding a barbell
Kick at least 10 feet on both the front and back using either a foam barbell or kickboard                                                   Blow bubbles through nose while submerged

 

STARFISH

Standard ages 4-6+ who are comfortable going underwater and attempting to swim independently

The Starfish class is for children who have been through at least two sessions and can comfortably submerge, as well as float using a barbell without instructor assistance. 

What will they do in class?
Starfish will begin increased work on independent swimming.  They will learn how to perform independent floats, as well as basics of propelling themselves through the water using arms and legs. 

A successful Starfish will be able to do the following:
Perform an independent front float
Perform an independent back float
Perform a front kick using a barbell while blowing bubbles
Basic Freestyle arm strokes

CROCODILES

Standard ages 5-8+ who have completed all Starfish skills or those who comfortable floating without assistance. 

This is an intermediate class for swimmers who are able to swim using basic freestyle arm strokes with their faces in the water, and who can float without assistance.

What will they do in class?
Crocodiles will work on improving their freestyle and backstroke skills as well as beginner breathing while swimming. Crocodiles will spend some class time in deeper water to reinforce old skills as well as further develop new ones. Crocodiles also learn safety skills important to deep water. 

A successful Crocodile will be able to do the following:
Basic Freestyle for 10 feet
Basic Backstroke for 10 feet                                                 Kick on the back for at least 10 feet without assistance
Perform a Front Float-Back Float transition while kicking Perform a self-rescue skill in the deep water

SURFERS

Standard ages 6-10+ who are able to swim full lengths of both backstroke and freestyle, or those who have completed all Crocodile skills

This is a class for experienced swimmers who are able to swim a minimum of 10 feet using both freestyle and backstroke. Surfers must be able to be comfortable swimming where they are not able to touch bottom, as most of the skills worked on will be in the deeper areas of the pool. 

What will they do in class?
Surfers will continue working on freestyle, learning to breathe to the side, as well as increasing strength on backstroke. Swimmers will also be introduced to the breaststroke and dolphin kicks. 

A successful surfer will be able to do the following:
Swim 10-yards of Freestyle, rolling to breathe
Swim a full length of backstroke 
Perform basic Breaststroke kick on the back
Proper basic dolphin kick
Swim a full length of elementary backstroke with proper timing

BARRACUDAS

Standard ages 8-12 or those who have passed all other levels of the Ridge program or an equivalent swim program

This is an advanced class for those who are able to swim at least half of the pool on both their front and back, as well as perform 4 competitive kicks. 

What will they do in class?
Barracudas will learn proper side breathing for freestyle, as well as refining the breaststroke and dolphin kicks. Those who complete the Barracuda level will be ready to advance to the Aquatic Club or entry onto a swim team. 

A successful Barracuda will be able to do the following:
Swim a full length of freestyle with basic side breathing
Demonstrate 10-yards of Breaststroke with proper foot positioning 
Demonstrate 10-yards of dolphin kick
Swim a full length of elementary Backstroke with proper timing

FALL SATURDAY Swim Schedule
SATURDAY mornings

Meets 1 time per week for four weeks (4 total lessons)

Parent/Tot: 9-9:30am
Clamdiggers and Turtles:
9:30-10am

Starfish and Crocodiles: 10-10:30am
Surfers and Barracudas: 10:30-11am

Session 1: September 18-October 9
Session 2: October 16-November 6
Session 3: November 13-December 11*
*No lessons 11/27
  
PARENT/TOT $40 Members | $50 Non-Members
SATURDAY GROUP $60 Members | $70 Non-Members

FALL MON/WEDS SWIM Schedule

Monday and wednesday afternoons

Meets 2 times per week for four weeks (8 total lessons)

Clamdiggers and Turtles: 4-4:30pm
Starfish and Crocodiles: 4:30-5pm
Surfers and Barracudas: 5-5:30pm

Session 1: September 13-October 6
Session 2: October 11-November 3
Session 3: November 8-December 8*
*No lessons 11/22 or 11/24
 
MON/WEDS GROUP $80 Members | $105 Non-Members

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